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Chess Health Research

Recent studies have shown that Chess-players suffer from a number of similar health and psychological problems. This study is aimed at being a popular extension of these studies.
How much time (on average) do you think you usually spend per playing chess per day?
More than 10 hours
More than 5 hours
More than 1 hour
Less than 1 hour
Do you take part in chess tournaments?
Often (Once per week)
Sometimes (once per month)
Almost never (less than once per month)
Never (just a social player)
Do you belong to a chess club?
Yes
No
Do you suffer from headaches?
Often (Daily)
Sometimes (About once a week)
Almost never (less than once a week)
Do you suffer from neck problems? (Stiffness, Pain)
Often (More than once a week)
Sometimes (About once a month)
Rarely (Less than once a month)
Do you suffer from back problems?
Often (More than once a week)
Sometimes (More than once a month)
Almost never (Less than once a month)
Do you suffer from any Urinary System problems? Kidney, Bladder, Urether?
Yes
Sometimes
No
Do you suffer from any genital system (not sexual) problems? (Genital organs, Prostate, Urethra, External organs)
Yes
Sometimes
No
Do you suffer from cardiovascular problems (heart/arteries/Veins) {for instance varicose veins in legs or angina or blood pressure probelems}
Yes
Sometimes
No
Do you suffer from problems relating to your lungs ( eg Shortness of Breath, coughing)
Often
Sometimes
Never
Do you suffer from any metabolic or hereditary disease? (For instance Diabetes)
Yes
No
Do you smoke?
More than 20 cigarettes per day
More than 10 Cigarettes per day
Less than 10 Cigarettes per day
Only smoke Pipe
I smoke, but not tobacco
I do not smaoke at all
Do you drink alcohol?
Often
Sometimes
Seldom
Never
Do you suffer from sleeping problems?
Often (more than once per week)
Sometimes (Less than once per week)
Never
Do you suffer from depression or anxiety attacks or uncontrolled agression?
Often (More than once a week)
Sometimes (Less than once a week)
Never
Do you experience mood swings?
Often
Sometimes
Never
What is your age group?
Under 15
Between 15 and 25
Between 25 and 35
Between 35 and 45
Between 45 and 55
Between 55 and 65
Older than 65
You are
Male
Female
Your sexual orientation is
Heterosexual
Homosexual
Bisexual
None of your business!
Do you think any of your medical problems might be attributed to your playing of chess? (Hunched over posture, Physical inactivity, pressure on the major arteries of the legs, etc)
Yes definitely
Very likely
I don't know - Maybe
Probably not
Definitely not
Do you think it likely that physical and/or mental problems might be caused by the posture involved in sitting at a chess-board and the related inactivity associated with chess?
Yes definitely
Very likely
I don't know - Maybe
Probably not
Definitely not
This poll was created on 2004-03-28 08:05:35 by Chess Research